The External Call

When we look at Scripture there are two kinds of calls: the external call (universal /resistible), and the internal call (limited / effectual). Today I'll describe the external call. This is addressed to all, "To you, O men, I call; and my cry is to the children of man" (Prov. 8:4). Christ calls all mankind to repentance, … Continue reading The External Call

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Must We ‘Earn the Right?’ to Share the Gospel?

It's a fact that Christians now believe we must earn the right to share the gospel.  Therefore most Christians think of evangelism as starting friendships where the aim is to cultivate trust to the point where a conversation about the gospel would be natural and comfortable.  Is this a Biblical way to think about evangelism? … Continue reading Must We ‘Earn the Right?’ to Share the Gospel?

Evangelism is Speaking – It Doesn’t Happen by Osmosis

From Banner of Truth: Francis of Assisi has little to answer for. Although the quotation of ‘preach the gospel at all times; use words if necessary’ has been attributed to him, the historical truth of the matter is that Francis was a prolific gospel preacher. However, in a contemporary world of increasing political (and seemingly ecclesiastical) … Continue reading Evangelism is Speaking – It Doesn’t Happen by Osmosis

Must We “Earn the Right” to Share the Gospel?

It is almost a fact that most Christians now believe that the "right" to share the gospel must be earned.  Therefore most Christians think of evangelism as starting friendships where the aim is to cultivate trust to the point where a conversation about the gospel would be natural and comfortbale.  Is this a Biblical way … Continue reading Must We “Earn the Right” to Share the Gospel?

FactChecker: Misquoting Francis of Assisi

Have you heard someone say, "Preach the gospel, if necessary use words."?  I have.  It's often been attributed to Francis of Assisi.  Is this right or historically accurate?  No. Not only is this wrong attributed to St. Francis, it is completely un-Biblical.  Listen to Glenn Stanton explain: Note: FactChecker is a new monthly series in … Continue reading FactChecker: Misquoting Francis of Assisi